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Concerts in Cambridge, Peterborough and Ipswich

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include concerts in Cambridge, Peterborough and Ipswich, with partnerships encompassing the Jewish Community and the Bible Society.

Gila Margolin, co-founder of the Little Sisters of Joy, will be giving a concert in Cambridge this March to promote peace and reconciliation.

Having been brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home, Gila came to Cambridge in 1982. A series of mystical experiences during her Hebrew degree in 1989 led her into the Catholic Church.

After receiving an inspiration during a time of prayer in Provence, Gila travelled to Europe, the Middle East and Canada, peace-making through music, friendship and encounter. Her concerts, in which she sings her beloved Jewish music, began in Clare College Chapel in 2004.

This year’s concert will take place at 1pm on Friday March 6 at St Giles Church, Castle Street, Cambridge. This will be the 21st anniversary of the beginning of the Little Sisters of Joy, an ecumenical foundation whose aims are Prayer, Peace and Reconciliation. The concert is free, with a retiring collection for the work of the Little Sisters.

Friends of The Little Sisters of Joy who receive the annual newsletter number over 700 and come from 34 countries. You can read about the history and work of the Little Sisters of Joy here.

As part of this year’s The God Who Speaks programme, Fleur Dorrell from the Bible Society will join Scripture to sound at a concert in Ipswich on Saturday March 7. Christopher Borrell, Director of Music at the St Mary Le Tower church in Ipswich, will lead the musical content.

The event is entitled ‘Enjoy the Bible: Sensing the Sacred through Art and Music’, and will take place from 9.30am to 1pm at the St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. You can get tickets by ringing 07780 613734.

All Souls Catholic Church in Peterborough has joined with the Liberal Jewish Community to organise a concert for Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday January 27.

The event begins at 7.30pm at St John the Baptist Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough. Entry is free and any donations will go to the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.

Students from St John Fisher Catholic High School will bring poetry readings, and candle lighting will be led by Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi for Liberal Judaism.

A wonderful Nativity play was performed at Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter’s in March, Cambridgeshire, on Sunday December 22, reports Jason Moore.

The picture to the right captures some of the atmosphere, with children performing as kings, shepherds and the Holy Family.


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